The Salvation Army of Bryan/College Station will host the Second Annual “Doing The Most Good” Banquet at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center on Thursday, May 9, 2013.
The banquet provides an opportunity for The Salvation Army to thank its loyal friends, faithful volunteers, and the community for their incredible support during the last year, in addition to providing information about the wide range of programs and services available in Brazos County.
The 2013 “Doing The Most Good” event is presented in tribute to Arthur Kenneth King, III, a wonderful supporter of The Salvation Army who was serving as Advisory Board Chairman at the time of his death, May 6, 2012.
Known to most as Art, he and his loving wife Lylabeth have become an integral part of The Salvation Army in Bryan/College Station. The couple first became involved during Hurricane Katrina when they responded to a call for volunteers to help provide meals for evacuees from the storm. Ever since that first experience of the hands-on mission and ministry of The Salvation Army, the couple continued to be avid supporters and champions of the Army in the community.
“I think I can speak for a lot of people that Art King left his mark on the community and the Salvation Army,” says Joey Dunn, Deputy City Manager of the City of Bryan and Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Bryan/College Station Corp. “He introduced me to the Salvation Army and what it does for our community and throughout the world. This is a really appropriate way to celebrate Art’s contributions and also find a way to give back to the Salvation Army.”
The evening will begin with a silent auction at 6:00pm followed by the banquet and program at 6:30pm. The Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir from Houston will be providing music, and the event will conclude with a live auction conducted by Art’s son, Arthur Kenneth “Ken” King, IV.
Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, adult rehabilitation centers, assistance to victims of human trafficking and opportunities for underprivileged children.
Tickets and table sponsorships are still available. All proceeds from the banquet will directly support The Salvation Army’s local programs in Bryan/College Station. To purchase individual tickets, sponsor a table or to make a donation call (979) 361-0618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about The Salvation Army visit www.salvationarmytexas.org.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Over 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for at-risk children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in close to 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit www.salvationarmytexas.org.